POCKET GAMES DEVELOPER Rovio will release the next installment in its Angry Birds franchise later this month, a turn the tables sequel called Bad Piggies.
The game will see players take control of pigs, animals that are usually the egg stealing enemies in Angry Birds, and promises a total lack of catapults.
Bad Piggies will be out on 27 September, says Rovio Entertainment, and we can only assume that it will involve you taking control of porcine egg stealers and trying to steal eggs.
How you feel about that depends on how attached you have become to the birds, but if you have grown tired of their sanctimoniously bad attitude then Bad Piggies might be the game for you.
"There's a lot of empathy towards the lovable enemies from the Angry Birds games, and we've been constantly asked: what about the pigs' side of the story?" said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio.
"Bad Piggies gives you the chance to play as the second-most-loved characters in the Angry Birds universe, and explore this rich world through their green eyes."
The game will be released on IOS, both mobile and desktop, as well as on Android, on 27 September. Catchup versions aimed at Windows Phone and Windows desktop will follow after.
"We've had a lot of fun creating a totally new and unique gameplay experience," added Petri Järvilehto, EVP of Games at Rovio.
"There's so much more to these pigs than what is seen in the Angry Birds games, and Bad Piggies is the first glimpse into what's going on in the imaginative and ingenious minds of the pigs." µ
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Did we say cuts off? We meant traps them inside their own home